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About Cayman Brac:

In the center of the Caribbean, 450 miles to the south of Miami, Florida, and 150 miles south of Cuba are the Cayman Islands. Cayman Brac is the easternmost island of the Caymans, 85 miles northeast of Grand Cayaman, and 5 miles east of Little Cayaman. Many of the major airlines offer service to Cayman Brac (i.e. American, United, Cayman Airways). A visit to your favorite online booking agent (i.e. Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, etc.) will lead the way. In some cases (as in ours when traveling from Albuquerque, NM), these sites mix different airlines and come to a price more expensive than you will come up with if mixing airlines on your own. For example, we traveled from Albuquerque to Tampa on Southwest, then to Grand Cayman and finally Cayman Brac by purchasing a separate flight on Cayman Airlines. Doing this was less expensive than the prices any of the online agents came up with. On the South side of the island there are many houses available for tourists to stay. However, for climbers, I would recommend contacting John Byrnes (jbyrnes@frii.com) to see if the Bluff View climberís house is available. Staying here will ensure you donít have to bring static ropes helpful for rappelling into the climbs at The Point, and he also has stick clips available (which may be difficult to travel with), which you will most certainly want to use on some of the climbs. Climate and When to go† The Cayman Islands have two seasons: winter, from November to April, and summer, from May to October (which is also the rainy season). Rainfall tends to come in short bursts of heavy showers, and rock quickly dries as the sun returns. The water temperatures range from 78 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and from 82 to 86 in the summer. Cayman brac is hotter and drier than Grand Cayman, with the dry season during the winter. June through October is hurricane season. The most ideal weather conditions tend to occur from January through March. Resources† Adventuring On Cayman Brac: A Guide to Great Adventures on this Small Caribbean Gem. By: Skip Harper Heel and Toe Publishers, 2002 A great guide to get you acquainted with the Island. Gives great information on history of the island, scuba, snorkeling, climbing, hiking, caving, running, fishing, and other activities. The author has a website on the brac here: http://www.jharp.net/cayman_brac.htm Websites: - John Byrnes Bluff View Guide is currently the most up to date climbing guide available. - http://wiki.tradgirl.com/Cayman_Brac - Larry Hamilton's Trip Report: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~lch/Cayman_Brac.htm - Information about many of the islands attractions can be found here: http://www.caymanbrac.com/ In the center of the Caribbean, 450 miles to the south of Miami, Florida, and 150 miles south of Cuba are the Cayman Islands. Cayman Brac is the easternmost island of the Caymans, 85 miles northeast of Grand Cayaman, and 5 miles east of Little Cayaman. Many of the major airlines offer service to Cayman Brac (i.e. American, United, Cayman Airways). A visit to your favorite online booking agent (i.e. Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, etc.) will lead the way. In some cases (as in ours when traveling from Albuquerque, NM), these sites mix different airlines and come to a price more expensive than you will come up with if mixing airlines on your own. For example, we traveled from Albuquerque to Tampa on Southwest, then to Grand Cayman and finally Cayman Brac by purchasing a separate flight on Cayman Airlines. Doing this was less expensive than the prices any of the online agents came up with. On the South side of the island there are many houses available for tourists to stay. However, for climbers, I would recommend contacting John Byrnes (jbyrnes@frii.com) to see if the Bluff View climberís house is available. Staying here will ensure you donít have to bring static ropes helpful for rappelling into the climbs at The Point, and he also has stick clips available (which may be difficult to travel with), which you will most certainly want to use on some of the climbs. Climate and When to go† The Cayman Islands have two seasons: winter, from November to April, and summer, from May to October (which is also the rainy season). Rainfall tends to come in short bursts of heavy showers, and rock quickly dries as the sun returns. The water temperatures range from 78 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and from 82 to 86 in the summer. Cayman brac is hotter and drier than Grand Cayman, with the dry season during the winter. June through October is hurricane season. The most ideal weather conditions tend to occur from January through March. Resources† Adventuring On Cayman Brac: A Guide to Great Adventures on this Small Caribbean Gem. By: Skip Harper Heel and Toe Publishers, 2002 A great guide to get you acquainted with the Island. Gives great information on history of the island, scuba, snorkeling, climbing, hiking, caving, running, fishing, and other activities. The author has a website on the brac here: http://www.jharp.net/cayman_brac.htm Websites: - John Byrnes Bluff View Guide is currently the most up to date climbing guide available. - http://wiki.tradgirl.com/Cayman_Brac - Larry Hamilton's Trip Report: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~lch/Cayman_Brac.htm - Information about many of the islands attractions can be found here: http://www.caymanbrac.com/ In the center of the Caribbean, 450 miles to the south of Miami, Florida, and 150 miles south of Cuba are the Cayman Islands. Cayman Brac is the easternmost island of the Caymans, 85 miles northeast of Grand Cayaman, and 5 miles east of Little Cayaman.